Dr. Richard K. Mugambe, is a Lecturer at Makerere University School of Public Health in the Department of Disease control and Environmental Health. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences degree from Makerere University; a Masters in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University, the Netherlands; and a PhD in Global Health from University of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin.
His fields of specialty and research interests include: Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) especially in Institutions (healthcare facilities and schools), slums and emergencies; solid waste management; food hygiene and Urban Health with several publications in peer reviewed journals. He is the Ugandan Principal Investigator for the WASH in healthcare facilities project (with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation) on sustainability of water supply and hygiene in rural Health Care facilities in Mbarara and Kamwenge districts in Uganda.
His previous projects in the last two years include: one on exploring the WASH related factors associated with neonatal sepsis in healthcare facilities in Kampala and another on assessing the faecal exposure pathways in slums in Kampala city. In addition, Dr. Mugambe serves as a member of the Makerere University School of Public Health Higher Degrees, Research and Ethics Committee; the environmental impact assessors association of Uganda as well as the environmental health workers’ association. Dr. Mugambe is also one of the recipients of the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF)/Excell Researcher and Leadership fellowship.